Leicester have picked up 27 points from their 14 league games this season to sit second in the table, one point ahead of third-placed United, who have a game in hand over the Foxes and indeed leaders Liverpool. Brendan Rodgers will be slightly concerned about there home form having lost 4 of 7 at The Kingpower this season. The Foxes have a slight doubt over Jamie Vardy who limped out of the win at Tottenham with what was described as a slight groin problem. Caglar Soyuncu is nearing a return to fitness but may have to bide his time with Jonny Evans and Wesley Fofana forming a strong centre back partnership. Ricardo Periera definitely misses out through injury.
The Stats don’t make pleasant reading for Leicester when they face Utd, indeed they have lost more games to the Manchester Club in the top flight than any other team (19) and conceded most goals also (60). Leicester appear to struggle on Boxing Day as well losing in 5 of the last 6 years. Despite those stats they head into this fixture knowing a win would push them closer to Liverpool at the top of the table until the Reds play on Sunday. Motivation will not be an issue for Brendan Rodgers men and 15/1 looks very big with 888Sport (New Customers)
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s position as United boss has been called into question on a number of occasions already this season, and the Red Devils did not manage to advance to the last-16 stage of the Champions League, which was a huge disappointment considering their start to the group stage of the competition. United’s Premier League form has been excellent, though, winning six of their last seven, remaining unbeaten in the process; a record of eight wins, two draws and three defeats from 13 matches has brought them 26 points, which is enough for third spot in the table with a game in hand. The Red Devils are only five points behind leaders Liverpool and have recently been mentioned as possible title contenders, which is incredible considering their struggles in the early stages of the campaign.. Solksjaer has late checks on Scott McTominay who suffered a groin injury vs Leeds and Aaron Wan Bissaka who missed the midweek Carabao Cup win at Everton. Long term absentees Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo remain unavailable.
Utd are aiming to equal an all time top league record of 11 straight away wins should they pick up the 3 points. Playing away from Old Trafford with teams coming on to them appears to help Utd and they have options galore in attacking areas. Utd have not lost away at Leicester since a 5-3 defeat in 2014 and that was the only defeat in the last 22 league meetings with The Foxes so the 11/1 for a Utd win with 888Sport looks excellent value (New Customers)
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